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    dannyzgr8 is offline Junior Member
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    Hi All,
    I have received the ITA and was trying to get all the documents ready top apply. Here is my issue: I am an Indian national, did my Masters in Australia which is a one year course and am now in Singapore for more 2 years now. I was asked to get the Australian Police Clearance as I was there for 12 months. I tried the AFP website, National Police Checks - AFP , but am not really sure where to put in my Australian address and if I, as a previously International student, can apply using this form and process.

    I request some one who has had the Australian police check to kindly help me.

    Thanks,
    Daniel

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    Hi Daniel

    You could put your Australian address in the 'Previous address' section if you feel you need to put it in. It may be that they don't need your Oz address and may dig up your police records from just your full name and date of birth. I'm sure you can use this form because it always asks for 'country' in the address sections so, presumably, people from other countries can apply.
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    Hi daniel!

    I had to get my australian police check as well.

    Where it says current address I put my current address and previous address my previous address. Neither of those were an australian address and I got my police check back alright. I am sure you have to apply for a name and fingerprint check in australia so make sure you send all your fingerprints at the same time, it took just over 2months to get my police check back from oz!

    So you dont have to put an australian address in the form and yes it is the form you use to get your police check!

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    Hi MotherBear and Simone,
    Thank you very much for your replies. Yeah, I did the same as you had indicated, but then I did not include a fingerprint report, as the AFP form says that it is required only if the employer or the organization explicitly demands for one. In my case, I guess there is no such demand from NZ Immigration. I sent the application 3 days back and hope to get the reply soon in a month

    I put my current address (Singapore) and my Oz address in the previous address.

    Cheers!
    Daniel

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    Hi Daniel!

    if you are applying for residence in nz you definately have to apply for a fingerprint check as well

    This is what immigration nz asks for:
    Apply for a National Fingerprint and Name Check Police Certificate from the Australian Federal Police and request forms from the same address as above.
    WHV submitted 20/11/07 approved 15/01/08
    arrived in Auckland 23/03/08
    Work permit under partnership submitted 21/05/08 APPROVED 29/05/08
    Work permit extension under partnership submitted 06/03/09 APPROVED 23/03/09 Expires 23/03/10
    Residence permit under partnership submitted 06/03/09
    Immigration Officer assigned 30/04/09
    Residence Permit APPROVED 29/06/09
    Our Baby Boy is due 01/04/10 "whoopwhoop"

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    Hi, Thanks for the reply and the information. I applied for the NPC and received the National Police Check Certificate - Name Check Only today. I asked my NZ immigration officer and he said I need to take the fingerprints and have to send the application again.
    But nobody knows how to have the fingerprints taken and how to send it along with the application, not even the Australian Embassy people in Singapore. Can someone help me how to take the fingerprints and apply from Singapore??
    I regret that I saw your reply only this morn :-(

    -Daniel

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    Hi Danny!

    To get the fingerprints done you ll have to call the police in Singapore, they do that and have the forms usually.
    They take your fingerprints from all fingers and put them on the form, then all you ll have to do is send the same form as before with the form with your fingerprints to australia (same place as before as well).
    In NZ I had to get an appointment to get my fingerprints taken, so make sure you call them first to find out at which police station they would do it and to get an appointment.

    Cheers
    WHV submitted 20/11/07 approved 15/01/08
    arrived in Auckland 23/03/08
    Work permit under partnership submitted 21/05/08 APPROVED 29/05/08
    Work permit extension under partnership submitted 06/03/09 APPROVED 23/03/09 Expires 23/03/10
    Residence permit under partnership submitted 06/03/09
    Immigration Officer assigned 30/04/09
    Residence Permit APPROVED 29/06/09
    Our Baby Boy is due 01/04/10 "whoopwhoop"

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